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Conversation Of The Week LVI: Growing Racist Incidents on College and University Campuses

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First Racial Incident:

A day after essentially dismissing student concerns of racial discrimination as unfounded, Purdue University officials are now investigating instances of hate crimes after the words “white supremacy” and a stick-figure drawing of a body hanging from a tree were found scribbled on a placard and left at the scene an equality march.

Black Voter Turnout Higher Than Whites

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Black Voter Turnout Higher Than Whites

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.

Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press.

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields

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Mary Fields, a.k.a “Stagecoach Mary,” was an imposing African-American woman who was the second female in the United States to manage a mail route. At a time when opportunities for black women in America were practically non-existent, Fields enjoyed more freedom than most white women – or men. 

India Concerned About U.S. Immigration Bill Ramifications

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India Concerned About U.S. Immigration Bill Ramifications

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Low cost efficiency put India's outsourcing companies at the heart of global business and created a multi-billion dollar industry that for years skated over criticism that it eliminated white collar jobs in rich nations. Now, the reality of the industry's long-held fears of a backlash is hitting hard in its crucial U.S. market.

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